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dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 26, 2013 - 11:14pm PT
Merganser
Merganser
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Help me out here, please!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 26, 2013 - 11:30pm PT
Don't play coy with us, Dee ee. Just tell us whether that was Lk Perris or Irvine Lk.
john hansen

climber
Apr 26, 2013 - 11:50pm PT
greater yellow legs,, I like the slime on his foot.

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White tail kite


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Elkhorn slough and area's by Watsonville, great birding.

Always amazed at the incredible shots here.. you guys are good.


Heading to the Salton sea, then on to south east Arizona, gonna get some lifer's down there. Too much fun,,



McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Apr 27, 2013 - 12:01am PT
In Methow Valley, Washington
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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 27, 2013 - 12:32am PT
"Yeah, I guess we can share Jumbo Rocks."

cyndiebransford

climber
31 years in Joshua Tree, now Alaska
Apr 27, 2013 - 12:52am PT
Dee ee, I think your second grebe is an Eared Grebe, winter plumage adult. Your Merganser is a common female. I like your Savannah Sparrow photo.
We are starting to see some of our spring migration ducks, cranes and geese. They have to be disappointed that there is still so little open water here.
john hansen

climber
Apr 27, 2013 - 12:58am PT
Wilsons , Rielly that is a great photo.

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cyndiebransford

climber
31 years in Joshua Tree, now Alaska
Apr 27, 2013 - 02:45am PT
Went to the Kenai Flats this evening. The birds are arriving and the snow and ice are starting to melt. It is beginning to sound like Spring.
Greater White-fronted Geese
Greater White-fronted Geese
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Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Crane
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Greater Yellowlegs
Greater Yellowlegs
Credit: cyndiebransford
Greater White-fronted Geese
Greater White-fronted Geese
Credit: cyndiebransford
Greater White-fronted Geese and a Cackling Goose
Greater White-fronted Geese and a Cackling Goose
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Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Apr 27, 2013 - 07:06pm PT
Don't laugh...need help on this one.

Thanks in advance.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 27, 2013 - 09:18pm PT
Cyndie, I think you're right about that Merganser, when I blow it up I can see the white chin.
However I'm not sure I agree about the Grebe,I've been pouring over the Sibley and Nat. Geo books and can't decide. Anyone else have an opinion? I may post it to the OC RBA.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 27, 2013 - 09:24pm PT
Dee,, top is a horned grebe bottom is a winter plumage eared grebe.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 27, 2013 - 09:36pm PT
Dang it Ron, you're right about the Horned G. Sometimes I'm a little hasty, I missed that rufous neck, beginners error. I'm still not totally convinced on the second one.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 27, 2013 - 09:37pm PT
I think it's a Vesper Sparrow Bob D'A. Saw a few a couple of weeks ago. Striking birds.
john hansen

climber
Apr 27, 2013 - 09:46pm PT
I kind of snuck up on this common loon by hiding behind some post's under a walkway. He was only about 50 or 60 feet away,preening all his feathers and shaking his wings. Perfect light with the sun right behind me.

Credit: john hansen


Credit: john hansen

Once I stepped out , he dove right away and came up a hundred yards away.

Really good birding around Watsonville Ca and the Elkhorn slough.

I am up to 100 speicies for my trip in only 5 days of birding.

Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Apr 27, 2013 - 10:02pm PT
Callie...I think you are right. Very big sparrow. Really pretty. Thanks.

Great photos everyone.
john hansen

climber
Apr 27, 2013 - 10:05pm PT
black crowned night heron

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pidgion Galllimute

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And a Brandt, cormorant trying to get a date,,


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Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 27, 2013 - 10:57pm PT
Thanks to this thread, I think I learned two new sparrow species for ID this week. Thanks to all!

Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Apr 28, 2013 - 05:08pm PT
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Apr 28, 2013 - 05:24pm PT
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Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Apr 28, 2013 - 07:05pm PT
Credit: Slater

I got a scope and have been rediscovering common birds lately.

Although this shot required no scope... I didn't even crop the frame!

The eyes! The eyes!

I've also been trying to memorize common bird calls so I don't waste time bushwacking for 20 minutes to pursue a Wilson's Warbler or Yellow rump!

So far I have Wrentit, Orange-crown Warbler, Waxwing, Oak Titmouse, Northern Flicker, House Finch, Mockingbird, Scrub Jay, and Stellar Jay down, and maybe a few others that are kinda hard to not get like Acorn Woody and Nuttal's woody, doves, etc.
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